Research Highlights

Truth in Fiction: A Q&A with Co-Authors on New Book on Dystopian Politics

Truth in Fiction: A Q&A with Co-Authors on New Book on Dystopian Politics

Co-authors and political scientists Shauna Shames and Amy Atchison look to fiction to shed light on dystopian governments in their new book, Survive and Resist: The Definitive Guide to Dystopian Politics (Columbia University Press).

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Loneliness and Transportation Among the Biggest Obstacles to Health in South Jersey

Loneliness and Transportation Among the Biggest Obstacles to Health in South Jersey

A Rutgers University–Camden research report examines challenges to public health in South Jersey.

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Blood-Sucking Vampires? Nope, Says Forensic Scientist, Just Nature’s Way of Recycling

Blood-Sucking Vampires? Nope, Says Forensic Scientist, Just Nature’s Way of Recycling

By Tom McLaughlin For centuries, tales of blood-sucking vampires have scared the daylights out of people around the world. These fictional tales largely originated in eastern European folklore, says Kimberlee Moran, but they are actually rooted in the natural – but little understood – science of human decomposition. For instance, explains the Rutgers University–Camden researcher, […]

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Content Lacking in Children’s Book-Sharing Experiences in Low-Income, Ethnic-Minority Households, Says Rutgers–Camden Study

Content Lacking in Children’s Book-Sharing Experiences in Low-Income, Ethnic-Minority Households, Says Rutgers–Camden Study

By Tom McLaughlin The lack of content in books that children can access – and not merely the total number of books – has profound implications for efforts to narrow long-term language and achievement gaps in low-income, ethnic-minority households, according to new Rutgers University–Camden research. The study – conducted by Rufan Luo, an assistant professor […]

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Self-Employed Workers Face Job Threats and Opportunities from Artificial Intelligence, Says Rutgers–Camden Researcher

Self-Employed Workers Face Job Threats and Opportunities from Artificial Intelligence, Says Rutgers–Camden Researcher

Professor Chester Spell says workers can remain relevant by leveraging their skills.